mislaid, and ecb american people. i think the american people need every right to expect matter. they are here because they are working to try to hold their elected officials accountable. that is exactly their prerogative in the constitution to read protected in the bill of rights told every one of us accountable. the idea that the federal government would be targeting citizens, and particularly looking at speaking out, exercising their right to speak the truth, they would be subjected to special harassment, special targeting. it seems to me there are questions that need to be asked, including who knew about this, who didn't act to stop it, whose favor was being curried doing this? one of the stories i've read on the iressa -- irs was a taxpayer if the federal government is being made to behave as an arm of the political partisan campaign apparatus, we are losing the constraint that the constitution has meant to put on our government. i am thankful for our citizens here today who hold all of us accountable. >> thank you. he also have with us a significant number of members of the united states congress. commerce been joe barton, jim bryan stunt, -- congressman louie gohmert, congressman randy hultgren, congressman steve king of iowa. congressman doug lamborn, congress and james lankford, congressman ted poe. congress and ted walberg, and commerce and jeff duncan, among others.